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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Survey finds exploitation of women in product promotion industry is rife

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Most surveyed say they lack legal protection and are often asked to help out with shop work Women product promoters complain of exploitation More than 90 per cent of women working as product promoters in shops feel they are being exploited by their bosses and store operators, according to a labour association's survey. The Women Workers' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by CLIFFOD LO

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Seven women arrested trying to enter HK or leave after living and working in city illegally Mainland women picked up trying to cross border Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday. Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese socialite Justin Lee faces claims he drug-raped 60 women

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... assaults Socialite faces claims he raped 60 women A Taiwanese socialite was taken into custody yesterday for allegedly drugging and raping more than 60 models and actresses and even videotaping ... files on his computer and cell phone involving more than 60 women, at least 40 of them models and celebrities. Prosecutors then summoned Lee for questioning, and placed him on a wanted list ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Court jails women punk band members for anti-Putin protest in church

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to tolerate dissent. The US embassy in Moscow said the sentence appeared disproportionate. The women have support abroad, where their case has been taken up by a long list of celebrities, but polls show few Russians sympathise with them. The court found the women guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, describing them as blasphemers who had deliberately offended Russian ...

  5. Women warned after rape and sexual assault

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police have warned women to be alert and stepped up patrols in Mong Kok after a rape and a sexual assault were carried out within 500 metres of each other ... are investigating. Extra patrols are being mounted and police have appealed to women to stay on the alert while going out and returning home late at night. Another attack was reported in Hoi Wang Road, Mong ...

  6. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... which found that 68.9 per cent of women were in the workforce compared with only 46.3 per cent of married women. 'Causal factors are unclear but our own research would suggest that the gap ... Working and pregnant? Read on to find out what benefits to expect when you're expecting, here and abroad. Under Hong Kong law, pregnant women are entitled to 10 weeks' maternity ...

  7. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A pedestrian was killed and two women injured when a motorist apparently stepped on the wrong pedal and rammed them with his car in Yuen Long yesterday. ... probably panicked after the collision, wrongly stepping on the accelerator,' an investigator said. The car mounted the pavement, hit three women, then a shop gate. One of the women, 58, ...

  8. Women 'used as bait' in sex probe

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Knowles Police have been accused of using women as bait after a serial sex attacker labelled a 'dangerous sexual predator' was jailed for 51/2 years. Billy Chan Ho-leung pleaded guilty to five charges of indecent assault last December and January. The labourer targeted women in bars in Lan Kwai Fong, followed them when they left alone and assaulted them in dimly ...

  9. Doctor arrested on suspicion of molesting women

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A young hospital doctor has been arrested for allegedly molesting two women patients on the same night earlier this week. The Tseung Kwan O Hospital doctor, 26, was detained by police on Wednesday but has not been charged. He was released on bail and told to report back to police next month, a force spokeswoman said. The alleged victims, both ...

  10. Sidelining women won't stop sex crimes

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... More and more Asian cities are offering women-only subway cars. The subways in Japan, India, Taiwan and Indonesia all have such compartments because of the prevalence of groping and other sexual crimes committed against women on public transport. Now Seoul is joining the club. Korean society is divided over the issue, so officials are experimenting with only late-night carriages. ...




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